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Frank Szabo Loses Sheriff's Bid

Hillsborough County Sheriff's candidate, whose controversial abortion comments made national news, loses big to Republican incumbent James Hardy.

The end came quickly for Frank Szabo, the Goffstown Republican who promised to be "a constitutional sheriff" to protect citizens rights, but found himself under fire for to block abortions.

Within 24 hours of making his comments, Szabo . Or tried to. He told Patch in a statement:

"I want to be clear to the people of New Hampshire that I made several comments about the use of deadly force against abortion doctors that I regret, that I apologize for and that I fully retract. Clearly, I feel very strongly about life beginning at conception, and that will not change. But, in making comments yesterday, I let my passionate stance against abortion get the better of me.  What I said was inexcusable, and as sheriff, I would not use lethal force against an abortion doctor. To explain my misstatement, however, I want to point out that for someone as adamantly pro-life as me, walking in on an abortion is the equivalent of walking in on someone who is in the process of stabbing someone else."

Hardy easily defended the GOP nomination in Hillsborough County. He beat Szabo in Amherst by 388 votes, in Bedford by 1,102 votes, in Merrimack by 855 votes, in Nashua by 2,559 votes – and he even crushed Szabo in his hometown, 1,183 to 404.

Hardy, of Pelham, will face Democrat Bill Barry of Manchester in the Nov. 6 General Election.

Frank W. Szabo September 16, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Wake Up And Smell The Tyranny I debated whether or not to write this. Would anyone really understand? Would anyone care? Would it make any difference? My whole campaign for County Sheriff had been about helping the Citizenry. In that spirit, this is the last effort of this campaign. The County Sheriff is a unique Office which has the authority to protect Citizens, their property and their Rights. It matters not whether it is federal, state or local government violations of Citizens’ Rights. Law enforcement experience is not the same thing as corporate regulation enforcement experience. Understanding the difference is paramount in being able to honor the Oath of Office which all public officials must swear.
Frank W. Szabo September 16, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I took full responsibility for allowing my positions to be misrepresented. I am one man and did all that I could to present the true nature and authority of the County Sheriff to as many as possible. It is now up to the Citizens to hold their next sheriff accountable. In the not so distant future, when approved “food” is only produced by factory farms, when spy drones flying over American cities are a common sight, when assassinations of American Citizens are considered routine and people remember the “good ole days” when fluoride was the only toxic chemical added to the drinking water, perhaps some will remember that a Constitutional Sheriff could have prevented such violations of (what formerly were) Citizens’ Rights. In Liberty, Frank W. Szabo P.S. The next time your town wants to raise your taxes, insist that you see the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). You will be quite surprised at the assets being left out of the (corporate) budget.
Raymond Whipple September 16, 2012 at 06:33 PM
You are nothing but a far right wing nut that lives on far out conspiracy. Thank GOD that you lost. Why don't you just crawl back into the hole where you came from. The results show the majority of people think your nothing but a nut job!
help October 19, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Dear Mr Szabo, Men go mad in "masses", yet only come to their senses "one by one". You are one. The rest of us have not yet come to our senses. I have a degree in human biology. Abortion is a form of cannibalization. When we no longer nourish, cherish & protect unborn humans, we are a sick society. Selfish to a fault. Humans are made to procreate. I can neither separate the killing of an unborn from the sin of the killing of an oxygen breathing adult or newborn. Mr Szabo has accepted the truth, while society harbors a lie. Mr Szabo may not have a silver tongue, but his heart is in the right place. He is a protectionist and I would be honored for him to protect myself and my rights, as well as my family.
help October 19, 2012 at 04:05 AM
To legitimize the issues listed above: 1) Our local Kroger and Wal Mart will not purchase from our local blueberry farmer. Our local towns people do not boycott Kroger or Wal Mart in support of our local farmers and Kroger & Wal Mart continue to take our money our of town away from our local suppliers. I was a child when Wal Mart came to town and shut down our local businesses. 2) Our tax dollars are supporting universities which fund scholarships for foreigners rather than the citizen's children. Example: I met a man who came to the United States on a soccer scholarship. I think sport teams of universities should be limited to the talent pool of sons and daughters of US Citizens. There is plenty of "spy" material at my local university that would not be if we were to vote on how our taxes are being spent. The foreigners' education / scholarships are funded at taxpayer's universities. In the celebration of diversity, our tax dollars are being spent in ways we would not choose. I realize that there are can be many arguments to my statements, but there is also truth. There is also truth and reality in Mr Szabo's statements. We need more people to speak out about the madness of the masses. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams US diplomat ...If lawyers and congress legalized abortion, shouldn't we be suspect? If you read this post, please say a prayer for me.

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